The Olympic and Paralympic Games in Paris 2024

Another five months to go, and Paris will welcome the whole world for the eagerly awaited Olympic Games! The preparations for this sporting event in the French capital are in full swing!

While athletes, tourists and organizers are in preparation fever, some parisian residents are already planning to pack their bags to escape the tumult, fearing traffic restrictions, parking problems, security issues and crowds of tourists. The Olympic Games – for some a tremendous party, for others additional stress in their daily lives –opinions are divided.

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Calendar of celebrations

To understand those celebrations and holidays, we compiled a calendar for you, so you know what to expect and how to prepare!

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Christmas magic

Finally! December has arrived and it's time to discover Paris in a new way. Why not take advantage of the Advent season to stroll around the capital's various Christmas markets? This Alsatian tradition allows us to escape the mundane for a few hours thanks to the festive atmosphere. To the sound of traditional carols, let yourself be seduced by the enchanting decorations, crafts, gastronomy and various activities on offer! The most popular markets are those at the Tuileries, the Champs de Mars and Notre Dame. But don't hesitate to ask around, Paris has much more to offer! Have a look on this internet site for example: December is also the month of the Christmas lights that change the face of Paris. Take the opportunity to wander along the Champs Élysées, the Avenue Montaigne, the Place Vendôme, the Montmartre district or the village of Bercy and be enchanted by the magic of Christmas. Not to be missed at this time of year are the department stores. The windows of Le Bon Marché, Galeries Lafayette, Printemps, La Samaritaine and Le BHV will be transformed into sumptuous, magical decorations that will amaze young and old alike!
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